Wingra West Watershed Study
The Wingra Watershed Management Plan is now available under Project Overview.
The City also together an additional information page specifically for the Watershed Studies based on questions from the community in the process so far.
Check it out here.
The City of Madison will complete a watershed study in the Wingra West watershed (as shown below). A local consulting engineer, Brown and Caldwell, will complete the study. The Wingra West watershed drains east to Lake Wingra.
Wingra Watershed Management Plan
- LakeWingraWMP: Table of Contents
- LakeWingraWMP: Section 1 Introduction
- LakeWingraWMP: Section 2 Chlorides
- LakeWingraWMP: Section 3 Infiltration
- LakeWingraWMP: Section 4 Phosphorus
- LakeWingraWMP: Section 5 Engagement and Implementation
- LakeWingraWMP: Section 6 Conclusions and Recommendations
- LakeWingraWMP: Section 7 Appendices
The studies are expected to take over 18 months. During this time, the city will look at watersheds as a whole to make sure solving a flooding problem upstream won’t push more water downstream and cause more flooding.
There are a number of points of contact during this project where the public is encouraged to give feedback as part of public information meetings and public hearings. Dates and times are indicated below:
Public Information Meetings
- June 17, 2021 Public Information Meeting PowerPoint Presentation
- July 23, 2020 Public Information Meeting PowerPoint Presentation
- July 23, 2020 Public Information Meeting Recording
- May 1, 2019 Public Information Meeting PowerPoint Presentation
- City of Madison Flood Website
- View the City's Watershed Flood Risk Map
- Flash Flooding Resilience Story Map *Note: Please view the story map using Firefox or Google Chrome browsers. Story maps are not viewable with Internet Explorer.
- Watershed Frequently Asked Questions
- Engineering Waterways Newsletter 2020 Issue
- Watershed Studies 2019 Audio Presentation
- Flood Prevention Flyer and website
- LISTEN: Everyday Engineering Podcast Episode: Basement Drainage
- LISTEN: Everyday Engineering Podcast Episode: Historic Flooding
- LISTEN: Everyday Engineering Podcast Episode: What's going on with the Watershed?
If anyone has experienced flooding, and is willing to share with the City, please report it on the City's website. Even if a homeowner reported flooding to 2-1-1, FEMA, or a City official, the City needs standardized information to create stormwater models that show existing flooding conditions. The flood data helps the City prioritize different flood projects and future watershed studies. Please report any flooding you’ve experienced.